Thread: Best album cover....

fsducati - 1/6/2018 at 04:39 AM

Name a couple of albums covers that you think the artwork is great. I know there will be a lot of Yes album cover mentioned. Two that stick out to me are both by Traffic, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and Shootout at Fantasy Factory. But EAP is also one fav because of its simplicity.


steadyhorse - 1/6/2018 at 06:19 AM

Boston - first album
Rainbow - Rising
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
Doors - Strange Days
Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres


njpaulc - 1/6/2018 at 02:38 PM

Father is the Child to the Man Blood Sweat and Tears, truly creepy.


bob1954 - 1/6/2018 at 02:56 PM

Cheap Thrills


Rusty - 1/6/2018 at 03:43 PM

Led Zeppelin II - all the moving parts!
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - only cover with a functioning zipper
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick - the entire newspaper parody thing!

Pretty much any of the Yes covers. Any other band that Roger Dean did the art for.


PhotoRon286 - 1/6/2018 at 05:48 PM

Frank Zappa Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Little Feat Waiting for Columbus

(Both done by Neon Park)


dimplesjbc - 1/6/2018 at 05:56 PM

ABB - LAFE ( poster of this hangs on my wall )
ABB - Wipe The Windows...
Pink Floyd - Animals
MTB - Long Hard Ride
Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel
JJ Cale - Okie ( album framed hanging on my wall )
Wishbone Ash- Argus
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
David Bromberg - Wanted Dead or Alive ( the back makes me laugh)

These are also some of my favorite albums as well lol .


BIGV - 1/6/2018 at 05:57 PM

Rolling Stones - "Satanic majesties request"
Little Feat - "Feats don't fail me now"
Quicksilver - "Happy Trails"
The Who - "Who's next"
Fleetwood Mac - "Mystery to me"


playallnite - 1/6/2018 at 05:59 PM

Blue Cheer -Outside Inside (if you like the inside of Eat a Peach,you'll enjoy this one too.


StratDal - 1/6/2018 at 08:21 PM

Carly Simon's No Secrets


cmgst34 - 1/6/2018 at 09:06 PM

It’s A Beautiful Day.

Stone the Crows has some good ones too.

On the risqué side, there’s Mom’s Apple Pie.


crazyjoe - 1/7/2018 at 01:08 AM

I always dug the humor of both front and back of "If You want blood, You've got it"............Peace........joe


Fujirich - 1/7/2018 at 03:40 AM

Surprised with this many reply's that no one's mentioned Court Of The Crimson King yet...



DeadMallard - 1/7/2018 at 05:33 AM

Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)

Very simple but I loved this when I was a young kid.

Ronnie looked like a total badass.


JimSheridan - 1/7/2018 at 06:36 AM

Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath had some great covers. For Floyd, I'm thinking the cover of Wish You Were Here and Animals, and for Sabbath, I love the covers of the Dio era band as well as the truly creepy cover of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.


detterm - 1/7/2018 at 01:48 PM

One that comes to mind is the 3-D cover of Captain Beyond's first album.


detterm - 1/7/2018 at 02:10 PM

Jefferson Airplane's Long John Silver album. The album cover folded into a replica of a cigar box. When you opened the cover and lifted the image of the cigars it uncovered a photo of a box full of weed.


dzobo - 1/7/2018 at 05:59 PM

Always thought Santana had some great album covers, particularly Abraxas and Santana 3.


detterm - 1/7/2018 at 09:57 PM

Sgt. Pepper and We're Only In It For The Money


emr - 1/7/2018 at 11:41 PM

quote:
Carly Simon's No Secrets


It was a more innocent time than now; that was almost pornography then


BrerRabbit - 1/8/2018 at 12:52 AM

You are actually on a severe bum trip and this is the cover of "Are You Experienced":



BarrySmith - 1/8/2018 at 02:49 AM

The Doors- LA WOMAN (1971) original window cover
Bruce-Greeting from Asbury Park NJ (1972) postcard cover
Grand Funk Railroad- E Pluribus Funk (1971) coin cover
Jimi -ELECTRIC LADYLAND (1968) naked women cover, UK only
John Lennon- WALLS AND BRIDGES (1974)
Paul McCartney- BAND ON THE RUN(1973)


Cat Stevens did the artwork for several albums including:
TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN(1970)
TEASER AND THE FIRECAT (1971)
BUDHAH AND THE CHOCOLATE BOX (1974)


funkyfitter - 1/8/2018 at 02:58 AM

Foghat. Fool for the city. Always makes me chuckle !


50split - 1/8/2018 at 04:08 AM

big bamboo-Cheech and chong


Sang - 1/8/2018 at 04:09 AM

Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis?


nebish - 1/8/2018 at 02:31 PM

This is a cool thread.

quote:
MTB - Long Hard Ride


I always really liked this one as well. Frank McCarthy did the artwork, I've since bought two of his prints including a variant of the one used for the album.

Fording



nebish - 1/8/2018 at 02:43 PM

I love early Jeeps and the mountains of Colorado, so this one has always ranked high for me! I've driven on Black Bear Pass (this album is called Black Bear Road). It is a one-way trail with a super cool water fall you drive past on a rocky downhill section and then there are some real tight switch backs all the way to Ouray. You also drive past Bridal Veil Falls, a popular photo spot.

The Silverton area of southwest Colorado has some great 4x4 trails!


BrerRabbit - 1/8/2018 at 05:49 PM

Yessongs, for the #1 nomination. Slim pickings after all the great ones mentioned.

A couple few more:

Blind Faith

Blows Against the Empire - Jefferson Starship, Dragonfly pretty neat too.

Free - self titled

Eat a Peach, also Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell, for style class and simplicity.)







musicmann - 1/8/2018 at 05:56 PM

Beatles revolver


stormyrider - 1/8/2018 at 08:46 PM

All of the Neon Park Little Feat Albums

MTB - Searchin For a Rainbow
CDB - Fire on the Mountain


BarrySmith - 1/8/2018 at 08:49 PM

More favorites:

Crosby Stills Nash & Young- DEJA VU (1970)- Antique photo cover was cool
Supertramp- BREAKFAST IN AMERICA (1978)- New York breakfast skyline
Grand Funk- SHININ ON (1974)- 3D cover, with 3d glasses in the cover!
Big Brother/Janis- CHEAP THRILLS (1968)- Trippy underground artwork by R. Crumb
Byrds- NOTORIOUS BYRDS BROTHERS (1967)- That horse was supposed to be David Crosby!
Bob Dylan- JOHN WESLEY HARDING (1967)- A simple cover with native Americans during the time of psychedelia


oldcoot - 1/8/2018 at 09:47 PM





absnj - 1/9/2018 at 07:27 PM

Whether or not you like the album or the cover, Floyd's DSOTM is as iconic as you can get. One quick glance and you know the band and the album.

My favorite my be the import version of Electric Ladyland


stormyrider - 1/9/2018 at 08:39 PM

^^
winner

/thread


tiderule1 - 1/9/2018 at 10:17 PM

I was about 11 or 12 when Molly Hatchet's self title album came out. I remember thinking that was the coolest album cover ever.


74Jer - 1/11/2018 at 12:03 AM

Beatles Revolver.
The Band Music From Big Pink


hankpipes - 1/11/2018 at 10:36 PM

Mountain - Climbing! & Nantucket Sleighride


BrerRabbit - 1/12/2018 at 02:17 AM

Yeah for sure, nantucket sleighride art by,Gail Pappallardi, Felix's old lady.


axeman - 1/12/2018 at 06:24 AM

Nice Old Coot!

I came in to post a few but Stars and Bars pwas my first thought!









axeman - 1/12/2018 at 06:32 AM




axeman - 1/12/2018 at 06:34 AM


axeman - 1/17/2018 at 07:34 PM


emr - 1/17/2018 at 08:49 PM

quote:
Yeah for sure, nantucket sleighride art by,Gail Pappallardi, Felix's old lady.


Yes Gail Collins; the female OJ. "My husband has hearing problems; didn't respond to my calls; so I thought he was an intruder so I shot him." Beautiful woman; so the jury bought it.

And re: great covers. For sheer simplicity and brilliance perhaps nothing tops the image of Mississippi Fred McDowell sitting on some worn wooden steps strumming a guitar with the words "I do not play no rock & roll" in small print


fensranger - 1/17/2018 at 09:03 PM

Beggars Banquet and the Double White Album!!!! LOL


thestarstonite - 1/18/2018 at 04:58 AM

quote:
Jefferson Airplane's Long John Silver album. The album cover folded into a replica of a cigar box. When you opened the cover and lifted the image of the cigars it uncovered a photo of a box full of weed.





BrerRabbit - 1/19/2018 at 08:15 PM

quote:
Yes Gail Collins; the female OJ. "My husband has hearing problems; didn't respond to my calls; so I thought he was an intruder so I shot him." Beautiful woman; so the jury bought it.


Wow. That's bizzaro. Never know what you'll learn here.

here's a couple covers worth mentioning:










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